1 I was formed for peaceful happiness.
2 Their happiness was not decreased by the absence of summer.
3 Here also we made some acquaintances, who almost contrived to cheat me into happiness.
4 This, I thought, was the moment of decision, which was to rob me of or bestow happiness on me forever.
5 I heard of him first in rather a romantic manner, from a lady who owes to him the happiness of her life.
6 My children," she said, "my firmest hopes of future happiness were placed on the prospect of your union.
7 Once commenced, it would quickly be achieved, and I might be restored to my family in peace and happiness.
8 It was thus that I was to be taught to associate evil with their prosecution, happiness with their disregard.
9 If this journey had taken place during my days of study and happiness, it would have afforded me inexpressible pleasure.
10 The presence of Safie diffused happiness among its inhabitants, and I also found that a greater degree of plenty reigned there.
11 Do not suppose, however, that I wish to dictate happiness to you or that a delay on your part would cause me any serious uneasiness.
12 At these moments I wept bitterly and wished that peace would revisit my mind only that I might afford them consolation and happiness.
13 Felix was too delicate to accept this offer, yet he looked forward to the probability of the event as to the consummation of his happiness.
14 The wretch saw me destroy the creature on whose future existence he depended for happiness, and with a howl of devilish despair and revenge, withdrew.
15 I fear, my friend, that I shall render myself tedious by dwelling on these preliminary circumstances; but they were days of comparative happiness, and I think of them with pleasure.
16 I tried to stifle these sensations; I thought that as I could not sympathize with him, I had no right to withhold from him the small portion of happiness which was yet in my power to bestow.
17 I spoke of my desire of finding a friend, of my thirst for a more intimate sympathy with a fellow mind than had ever fallen to my lot, and expressed my conviction that a man could boast of little happiness who did not enjoy this blessing.
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